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Big Game Hunting => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: npaull on October 22, 2021, 07:23:09 PM

Title: Recurve blacktail
Post by: npaull on October 22, 2021, 07:23:09 PM
This is my best deer ever.

I was still hunting a ravine this afternoon when I heard and then saw a doe moving through underbrush pretty close to me. The wind was good and it was raining so she did not detect me. Her tail was straight back and I was suspicious she was being pursued, so I nocked an arrow and crouched behind some big sword ferns. Just a few seconds later this buck crested the edge of the ravine and started following. I let him get about 15 yards quartering away and shot him in the chest and watched him fall. Pretty amazing. 55# Wes Wallace recurve.
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Post by: npaull on October 22, 2021, 07:23:55 PM
Couple more pics
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Post by: Watimberghost on October 22, 2021, 07:26:29 PM
STUD!!! That's a BT of a lifetime! And with a recurve!?

Congrats!  :tup:
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 22, 2021, 07:26:56 PM
Good golly! What an accomplishment!
Stud blackie with a traditional bow!
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Post by: npaull on October 22, 2021, 07:28:44 PM
Thanks guys. I'm still kind of in shock.
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Post by: h20hunter on October 22, 2021, 07:29:08 PM
The as he lays pic with the arrow is a MUST for the as they lay thread


Congrats, awesome accomplishment.
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Post by: Elkfun12 on October 22, 2021, 07:30:51 PM
Is that a lowland deer? It's a beast. Obviously rutting hard?
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Post by: npaull on October 22, 2021, 07:43:42 PM
Yeah lowland 600 series gmu. Id guess I was 100 above sea level.

Rutting real hard. Intense tarsal glands and a burly neck.
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Post by: HntnFsh on October 22, 2021, 07:48:36 PM
Fantastic Blackie! Congrats.

Saw a really nice 2x3 this evening after shooting hours. Was really tearing up a tree. Didnt care that we were sitting in a running vehicle watching him from 30 yards away!
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Post by: IFunk on October 22, 2021, 07:55:10 PM
Yeah lowland 600 series gmu. Id guess I was 100 above sea level.

Rutting real hard. Intense tarsal glands and a burly neck.

Well done and nice shooting! What a great accomplishment!
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on October 22, 2021, 08:13:54 PM
Most excellent!!!! Congrats beautiful buck and always love to see trad kills.
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Post by: Mjensen on October 22, 2021, 08:15:19 PM
 :yike: :yike: I Love Black Bucks, They Drive Me Nuts.
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Post by: redi on October 22, 2021, 08:26:05 PM
Nice blackie. Congrats
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Post by: L8NITE on October 22, 2021, 08:33:41 PM
WOW awesome buck congrats :tup:
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Post by: Twispriver on October 22, 2021, 08:37:25 PM
Really good deer, congratulations  :tup:
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Post by: jae on October 22, 2021, 08:44:36 PM
Thats a BEAST! Congratulations on a Beautiful Blacktail!
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Post by: beave on October 22, 2021, 08:48:23 PM
Great buck.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 22, 2021, 09:06:56 PM
Nicely done.👍
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Post by: Mfowl on October 22, 2021, 10:14:46 PM
Fantastic! Congrats!  :tup:
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Post by: Smith_22 on October 22, 2021, 10:15:10 PM
What a stud!  Love those dark antlers!  Congrats.
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Post by: jrebel on October 22, 2021, 10:22:17 PM
Great deer and even better when taken with traditional gear.  Congrats...Super Cool!!
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Post by: Fatherof5 on October 23, 2021, 12:29:59 AM
Nicely done!!! :tup: :tup:
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Post by: npaull on October 23, 2021, 05:45:30 AM
Another interesting tidbit I forgot to mention: I knew he was in the neighborhood. But I was surprised to see him in daylight (this was like 11AM) this early in October.

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Post by: STIKNSTRINGBOW on October 23, 2021, 06:28:01 AM
That is an awesome deer, and perfect shot.
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Post by: Sandberm on October 23, 2021, 06:44:40 AM
 Your instincts were spot on and that has to feel good.

Nice shot. As you drew back, did the buck sense you and stop? Or did the rain you mentioned and his focus on the doe mask any sound from the draw?
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Post by: npaull on October 23, 2021, 07:00:06 AM
I think he tensed a bit but never looked at me. It happened very fast as you can imagine. I had a steady wind in my face and decent rain noise, which is the only reason the whole situation could've unfolded the way it did.
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Post by: Sandberm on October 23, 2021, 07:20:25 AM
Well, you put yourself in a position to succeed. Thats such a satisfying feeling.

And the payoff was a really nice buck  :tup:
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Post by: boneaddict on October 23, 2021, 07:22:22 AM
Awesome stuff! Beautiful buck
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Post by: Bowhunter3 on October 23, 2021, 07:24:03 AM
Holy smokes! Congrats on a dream deer
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Post by: Axle on October 23, 2021, 07:59:05 AM
Wow! Big body on that toad! Congrats  :tup:
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Post by: krolelov on October 23, 2021, 12:35:50 PM
What a shot! And what a buck! :tup:
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Post by: lewy on October 23, 2021, 02:44:07 PM
Great accomplishment! He was so close to getting his first little taste of tail in a year and you really screwed that up for him :chuckle:
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Post by: highside74 on October 23, 2021, 05:09:20 PM
Scout and patience pays off in spades. Stud buck for sure.
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Post by: DOsborn on October 23, 2021, 06:23:49 PM
Beautiful Buck, congratulations
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Post by: fishnfur on October 23, 2021, 08:39:10 PM
Thanks guys. I'm still kind of in shock.

Beauty man!  Congratulations!
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Post by: fishngamereaper on October 23, 2021, 08:44:21 PM
 :tup:

Awesome..
Love those big dark timber black horned blacktails..
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Post by: zwickeyman on October 23, 2021, 09:36:55 PM
Great buck and with a stick makes it even better. Congrats
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Post by: HunterofWA on October 24, 2021, 07:06:30 PM
AWESOME!!
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Post by: ldjbuff on October 25, 2021, 09:13:13 AM
Very impressive. Nice shot!!
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Post by: elkboy on October 25, 2021, 09:22:18 AM
STUD!!! That's a BT of a lifetime! And with a recurve!?

Congrats!  :tup:
:yeah:

CONGRATULATIONS!  Well done!  :)
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Post by: hunterednate on October 25, 2021, 11:33:06 AM
This is so cool. Gorgeous deer. Congratulations!
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Post by: forkyshooter on October 25, 2021, 01:01:19 PM
Nice buck!
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